Discipleship Minute – Luke #12

Read Luke 7:40-50.Suppose someone came to your house right now and said they were taking care of all your debts: mortgage, car note, credit cards, and medical bills? The forgiveness of temporal and temporary debts would certainly be like a massive weight lifted off your shoulders. It would be a relief and open up possibilities … Continue reading Discipleship Minute – Luke #12

Discipleship Minute – Luke #11

Read Luke 6:1-11.Jesus usually encountered conflict with the religious leaders of His day because He prioritized meeting people’s needs over rituals such as the observance of the Sabbath. This is evident in Luke’s recount of two incidents.In the first confrontation, Jesus and His disciples were walking through a field of grain following a path. Travelling … Continue reading Discipleship Minute – Luke #11

Discipleship Minute – Luke #10

Read Luke 5:17-26.People, when thinking of Jesus, often focus on His preaching and teaching. He was known widely as a miracle worker during His earthly ministry. However, His greatest gift was His authority to forgive sins.While Jesus was teaching in a house, there were two groups of people listening to Him. Among those in the … Continue reading Discipleship Minute – Luke #10

Doctor’s Orders (Part 6)

Luke 18:18-23StudyThe ruler asks a question,o “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 18:18b, HCSB).This question has a sincerity to it. But we don’t know the circumstances which prompted it. We all know that, during times of personal crisis, that people are open to discussions of spiritual matters. The Holy Spirit … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 6)

Discipleship Minute – Luke #9

Read Luke 5:4-32.What are some qualities that the popular culture look for in people that are deemed successful? Knowledge? Aggressiveness? Connections? When Jesus chose His closest followers, or disciples, He did not use the conventional wisdom. In today’s passage, Jesus entered a fishing boat owned by Simon in order to better teach the crowds that … Continue reading Discipleship Minute – Luke #9

Doctor’s Orders (Part 4)

Luke 18:18-23IntroductionWe are all familiar with this account. The person who started the conversation is called the Rich Young Ruler. All three of the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, record this dialogue.Let’s begin with that very first verse in the passage from Luke.“A ruler asked Him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 4)